[SydPhil] Notification: Jose Zalabardo, "The Meaning of Meaning Ascription" @ Wed 25 May 2022 15:30 - 17:00 (AEST) (Seminars)

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Title: Jose Zalabardo, "The Meaning of Meaning Ascription"
The Meaning of Meaning Ascriptions: Assertibility Conditions and Meaning  
FactsDescription:Presented on campus in the seminar room; simulcast via  
Zoom: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/88445107980Kripke finds in Wittgenstein  
an argument for the conclusion that there are no meaning facts, and  
considers the consequences of this outcome for the meaning of  
meaning-ascribing sentences, such as “Jones means addition by ‘plus’”. One  
immediate consequence is that their meaning cannot be given by their truth  
conditions—the states of affairs on whose obtaining their truth value  
depends. Kripke proposes instead that meaning ascriptions obtain their  
meaning from (a) their assertibility conditions and (b) the  
non-representational function that the practice of asserting these  
sentences in these conditions plays in our lives, accepting that these  
sentences can’t play the role of representing the world. I present a  
strategy for avoiding this outcome. Meaning ascriptions obtain their  
meanings from their assertibility conditions, but they successfully perform  
the function of representing the world. No other, non-representational  
function is part of their meaning. The states of affairs they represent can  
be singled out with definitions by abstraction, using the synonymy  
conditions generated by their assertibility conditions. When meaning facts  
are construed in this way, the argument that Kripke finds in Wittgenstein  
does not establish that they don’t exist.
When: Wed 25 May 2022 15:30 – 17:00 Eastern Australia Time - Sydney
Where: Philosophy Seminar Room
Calendar: Seminars
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